There’s no fooling Charlotte: Spring is finally here! Some “first-of-Spring” celebrations were cold affairs indeed with temperatures in Charlotte dipping below freezing when Spring started on March 21st. But rest assured, the worst of Winter’s cold is behind us and it’s time to enjoy the best of what Charlotte has to offer before Summer’s oppressive humidity drives us away to the nearby lakes, mountains or beaches…what a life!
Cyclist enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness our country’s top riders in one of the newest events on the Olympic program during the Elite Omnium Track National Championship August 17 – 18 in Rock Hill SC.
This two day event has Rock Hill as the first city outside of California to host a cycling national championship. Spectator admission is free on a first come basis. Anticipating a big crowd, 2,000 additional extra seats will be available for spectators. Gates open at 8 a.m and the first sessions begin at 9 a.m.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is here! The title sells it a little short since it’s actually 10 days long, but Restaurant Week and a Half doesn’t sound quite as catchy. From Friday, July 16, through Sunday, July 25, each participating upscale restaurant will offer a spectacular 3-course, prix fixe dinner menu for only $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity).
It’s a great opportunity to experience Charlotte’s wonderful variety of upscale restaurants without having to pay the premium price.
To see a complete list of participating restaurants and make reservations, visit http://www.charlotterestaurantweek.com/.
Spend your Fourth of July with friends and family in Center City Charlotte for Red, White & Boom! presented by Lance. Find your viewing area, grab a blanket and claim a spot for the spectacular fireworks show beginning at 9:30 (weather permitting) with music track simulcast on WKKT 96.9 Kat Country.
For the best viewing and wholesome good time, check out the US Airways Family Fun Festival presented by Mecklenburg County Park & Rec and benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank! It’s games, food, music, and prizes for children of all ages capped by the best seat in the house for Red, White & Boom! presented by Lance.
Visit http://www.findyourcenter.com/ for more.
To celebrate the conclusion of $31.6 million worth of renovations over the past eighteen months, Discovery Place will host a Public Free Day concurrently with the opening of World Alive and Fantastic Frogs on Sunday, June 27 from noon – 5:00 p.m.
Museum admission will be free to all guests.
The Charlotte Habitat for Humanity Restore on Wendover Road has received a truckload of high-end moulding and trim-mahogany, walnut, oak, poplar, chestnut, cherry etc. All types-crown, base, shoe, cove, hand rail (walnut and mahogany and oak handrail), chair rail, etc. Prices are about 15 percent of retail this time.
Charlotte’s ReStore is a store that accepts donations of new and gently used items from individuals and businesses in the community, and sells those items to the public at a reduced cost, usually 50-70 percent of the original retail value. All proceeds go toward building Habitat homes with the local Habitat affiliate.
Mulching your plants and beds is one of the most beneficial things you can do to preserve your yard’s outdoor appearance and your yard can account for up to 15% of your homes value. Save hundreds of dollars a year by purchasing Charlotte Mecklenburg’s mulch and compost. Many landscapers will say it is an inferior mix but the truth is: they buy it from here too!
This is an amazing, non-profit organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities across the US. Each month they sell a medium-sized box of fresh and frozen food for $30/month. The food would typically cost $60 at the grocery store. This is a great way to reduce food costs and not lose any quality or nutrition.